Are you ready to step inside the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”?! Well, you’ll still have to wait until Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens this summer in Disneyland and this fall in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. But in the meantime, we’ve got NEW DETAILS about Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run!
The OCRegister has shared the scoop learned on a behind-the-scenes tour on the attraction which will allow guests — who will fulfill the roles of pilot, flight engineer, or gunner — to take control of the Millennium Falcon to transport contraband cargo!
So, be prepared for spoilers coming up… here goes!!
A spaceport on Black Spire Outpost is where the mission starts. The 110-foot Falcon “will spool up its engines and vent thrust gases while docked at a spaceship maintenance bay.”
The ride’s queue will deliver guests into Ohnaka Transport Solutions where they will walk past communication equipment and the armor of storm troopers spilling from cargo containers while making their way to the second floor. “An animated blaster-riddled starship engine suspended from the ceiling glows a pulsating red.”
While overhearing the Ohnaka crew preparing the Millennium Falcon for its mission, guests will also be able to view the ship from multiple angles in the queue.
Next? It’s time to receive the mission from an audio-animatronic Hondo Ohnaka! The space pirate will be joined by his droid R5P8 who fixes equipment in the Command Center. And behind them, the Millennium Falcon will hover in view by way of a video screen before it lands in the hangar bay.
Guests will then “enter the main hold of the ship where they can play hologram chess and take photos while waiting for a flight crew assignment.” Hondo will present pre-flight specifics via a monitor.
And next… it will at last be time to step inside the Millennium Falcon! Six riders will create three rows: pilots in the front, gunners in the middle, and flight engineers in the last row. Activation of the cockpit buttons, switches, and levers will create sounds. The hangar bay of Ohnaka Transport Solutions will be projected onto a domed screen outside the cockpit windows.
Though the behind-the-scenes tour ended here (Disney “didn’t offer a test ride during the tour”), The OC Register concluded to say that the flight crew will work together as a team to fly the Millennium Falcon during a space battle with First Order TIE fighters.
So, once again, we invite you to check out this video from Disney…
… and get ready to step inside the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run!!!
Source: The OC Register
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